When considering vitamin D sunlight is the first thing that comes to mind. Of course the body generates the important vitamin in the sun – but we should be careful about how much ultraviolet we get because of skin cancer risk.
That’s why the best bet is to add foods rich in vitamin D to our diet. Why is it so important? First of all it is the main building material to keep the bones healthy. Without it the bones will be thin and fragile. Secondly, vitamin D strengthens the immune system which helps fight microbes, bacteria and diseases, including cancer.